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Jul 16th, 2018 at 10:57pm
 
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/my-health-record-opt-out-period-begins-what-you-need...


Australians are being warned about potential privacy issues with the new digital My Health Record system.


Here's what you need to know.
Updated Updated 9 hours ago
By Evan Young


Is the data safe?

Security advocates are urging people to consider opting out, citing potential privacy issues.

"We’re concerned about how private information will be properly secured in the future. This government does not have the best track record when it comes to national databases of private information,” Digital Rights Watch Chair Tim Singleton Norton told SBS News, referring to Centrelink's controversial "robo-debt" recovery program.

Mr Singleton Norton said the government should reconsider its approach to the scheme.

“While My Health Record is a good idea, in theory, we need to make sure the emphasis is based on an individual rights-based approach, rather than what it is now, which is ‘let’s just build up a database now, and that’ll give us a wealth of knowledge and we’ll see how we’ll use it in the future," he said.

“That’s not caring about an individual’s right to control their privacy.”
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Reply #1 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 11:24pm
 
It looks like too many people will have access:

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/my-health-record-privacy-doctors-support-2018...


    The Australian government is creating a national online database known as My Health Record,
capable of storing your entire medical history.
    Privacy experts say a data breach is “inevitable” with more than 900,000 people in the sector able to access the information.
    Patients will have the ability to decide what information is uploaded and lock files.
    People have until October 15 if they want to opt out of the system.


The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), which is responsible to introducing the system, says 12,860 healthcare professional organisations are already connected to the My Health Record database, including GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, diagnostic imaging and pathology practices.

Previously, police needed a warrant to obtain health records from a doctor. Law enforcement will be able to access My Health record if they are preventing or detecting or for fraud, in the case of “the protection of the public revenue”.
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Reply #2 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 12:07am
 
Already did it seems - I see documents from my doc that say not to be included in the records system - never even knew the question existed, but apparently the docs figure I need to tell them I want it...

Good thinking.
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Reply #3 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 6:16am
 
Yeah well dont try to call that help number - my sister was on hold for 3 hours then the kat jumped on the phone and hung her up. She didnt try again.

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Reply #4 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:09am
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 6:16am:
Yeah well dont try to call that help number - my sister was on hold for 3 hours then the kat jumped on the phone and hung her up. She didnt try again.

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Big Brother will keep your information safe.
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Reply #5 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:15am
 
I will opt out. They know where you are, what you buy and when. Its almost complete. Inevitable I suppose, but so open to abuse. If the military cannot keep secrets anymore, don't expect the government, or any one else, to honour privacy agreements.
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Reply #6 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:18am
 
issuevoter wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:15am:
I will opt out. They know where you are, what you buy and when. Its almost complete. Inevitable I suppose, but so open to abuse. If the military cannot keep secrets anymore, don't expect the government, or any one else, to honour privacy agreements.



The Govt. is saying that 900,000 people can all be trusted.  Shocked
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Reply #7 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:29am
 
issuevoter wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:15am:
I will opt out. They know where you are, what you buy and when. Its almost complete. Inevitable I suppose, but so open to abuse. If the military cannot keep secrets anymore, don't expect the government, or any one else, to honour privacy agreements.


Back in 2002 I had a business name that i didnt renew. I had a special PO box just for myself that they wanted for postal address and when I didnt renew i started getting spam at that Po box. the govt sells the info for ppl that dont renew!

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Reply #8 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 4:22pm
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:29am:
issuevoter wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:15am:
I will opt out. They know where you are, what you buy and when. Its almost complete. Inevitable I suppose, but so open to abuse. If the military cannot keep secrets anymore, don't expect the government, or any one else, to honour privacy agreements.


Back in 2002 I had a business name that i didnt renew. I had a special PO box just for myself that they wanted for postal address and when I didnt renew i started getting spam at that Po box. the govt sells the info for ppl that dont renew!

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Within a week of going to hospital many years ago
I started getting unsolicited calls on my mobile phone
trying to sell me everything.
I had never had them before.
I can only assume that someone in the hospital sold my mobile number to scammers.
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Reply #9 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 5:50pm
 
I don't trust the grubberment

So I'll be opting out pretty soon.

The public servants will sell access to insurance companies and medical insurance at the first opportunity.
They will also use it to watch your habits and medical needs so they can reduce BENIFITS wherever they can.

Trust the grubberment

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Reply #10 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 5:56pm
 
I signed up to eHealth several years ago because a neighbour mentioned it, but mostly to check what it had of MY records ... there was bugger all there. 

My elderly GP can barely use a keyboard, less alone transfer all my stuff to something online and I suspect that his "minders" don't have a clue either.  Roll Eyes
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Reply #11 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:42pm
 
Valkie wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 5:50pm:
I don't trust the grubberment

So I'll be opting out pretty soon.

The public servants will sell access to insurance companies and medical insurance at the first opportunity.
They will also use it to watch your habits and medical needs so they can reduce BENIFITS wherever they can.

Trust the grubberment

NEVER



But I'm from the Govt. - do you trust me?
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Reply #12 - Jul 17th, 2018 at 11:18pm
 
yes i will opt out for fear of all my records ending up in India somewhere.
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Reply #13 - Jul 18th, 2018 at 7:31am
 
Sir lastnail wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 11:18pm:
yes i will opt out for fear of all my records ending up in India somewhere.



I will try to opt out.
I wonder if you really can opt out?
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Reply #14 - Jul 18th, 2018 at 8:15am
 
Bobby wrote on Jul 18th, 2018 at 7:31am:
Sir lastnail wrote on Jul 17th, 2018 at 11:18pm:
yes i will opt out for fear of all my records ending up in India somewhere.



I will try to opt out.
I wonder if you really can opt out?


They dont make it easy. You should see the amount of ID tey want to opt you out. If you dont drive, havent been overseas, and arent an immigrant good luck with that!

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